Wednesday, January 28, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Vacaville council to weigh in on tourism reports, agreements

By
From page A5 | May 11, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — Local tourism topics will be discussed by city staff and the Vacaville City Council as a multiple-pronged agenda item is presented during a public hearing Tuesday.

The city is also looking to recoup nominal staff costs in relation to its tourism program endeavors.

In a single resolution item, staff is seeking acceptance of the 2013-14 annual report and the 2014-15 business marketing plan/budget for the Vacaville Conference and Visitors Bureau, currently known as Visit Vacaville.

That same resolution will include the possible approval to levy 2014-15 assessments within the district as estimated in the Visit Vacaville 2014-15 Business and Marking Plan/Budget. The 2014-15 assessments are estimated to be $260,000 – making up the bulk of the Visit Vacaville income.

Within the same agenda item is possible approval of the renewal of the Vacaville Hotel Business Improvement District agreement between the city and Visit Vacaville.

Visit Vacaville was created as the Vacaville Conference and Visitors Bureau in 2004 and changed to its present name two years ago. Its mission, in part, is to develop Vacaville into a desired visitor destination through “aggressive marketing of its diverse assets . . .”

The city provides staff support to Visit Vacaville in a variety of ways, such as providing a liaison, and finance and IT department help functions.

The Hotel Business Improvement District was created to provide money for marketing programs that promote Vacaville and to fund projects, programs and activities that benefit hotels within the Vacaville city limits, according to staff reports.

The estimated $260,000 in 2014-15 funding for Visit Vacaville is generated from a transient occupancy tax, which is a surcharge collected by the city and calculated at a 12 percent occupancy rate. Two percent of that tax goes to the improvement district and on to Visit Vacaville.

With the elimination of redevelopment, city staff is proposing that actual costs, calculated at up to 3 percent of what goes to Visit Vacaville, or $7,800, be kept by the city to pay for staff costs.

The business and marketing plan/budget details planned strategies, projects and the operating budget for the upcoming year while the annual report focuses on current accomplishments, which include printing and distributing 15,000 annual visitor guides, hiring Zeke, a 150-pound French mastiff as “director of barketing,” hiring an in-house graphic designer, the eventual launch of a new, responsive website, moving to a new location at 1663 E. Monte Vista Ave., and increased Facebook likes by several thousand.

A copy of the full marketing and business plan and the annual report can be found attached to Tuesday’s City Council agenda on the city’s website, www.ci.vacaville.ca.us.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Hall council chamber, 650 Merchant St.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or swinlow@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 3 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • The MisterMay 11, 2014 - 6:54 am

    It's all about raising taxes and raising taxes on out-of-towners. What a good idea for bringing more visitors to Vacaville. If it's such a good idea, then why don't you charge a $1000 tax on every man, woman, and child who spends the night here or, how about this, who partakes of a local eatery. I know what you're saying, City Councilmembers, that's just ridiculous... that would drive businesses out of business. I agree; that is true... you drive them out of business. Which makes very obvious what your goal as City Councilmembers is; taxing businesses as much as possible up to just before the point of forcing them out of business. What a class act you are, City Councilmembers (sarcasm).

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • patrickMay 11, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    this might be a good deal for Fairfield.. maybe this stores will come back to fairfield

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • patrickMay 11, 2014 - 4:03 pm

    the democrats are looking at a new tax reformation with only 3 steps-- step A---how much did you make last year?------ step B how much do you have left?----step C send B. SIMPLE IS"NT IT

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

 
Youngster battles brain cancer a 2nd time

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

2 Solano road projects get green light

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1

 
 
Rush Ranch seeks docents

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A2

Health officials report 1st Solano flu death

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A3, 5 Comments | Gallery

 
Kroc Health Fair offers free screenings

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A3

 
Vanden to host science fair

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A4

Woman with Solano ties caught up in tax fraud case

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A4

 
Fairfield police to offer parenting class

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A4

Frazier schedules coffee in Suisun City

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4, 2 Comments

 
Vacaville police to offer law enforcement academy

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A4

 
 
Coalition members review tobacco control report card

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
 
American Legion Post schedules head-shaving fundraiser

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A6

Vacaville Toastmasters welcome guests

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A6

 
Chipotle fundraiser to benefit Armijo newspaper

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A6, 3 Comments

 
Dramas, thrillers lead week’s box office openings

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B8

 
Suisun City police log: Jan. 24, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Fairfield police log: Jan. 26, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Fairfield police log: Jan. 25, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Fairfield police log: Jan. 24, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Suisun City police log: Jan. 26, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: Jan. 25, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

Gold nuggets stolen in smash and grab

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Officials lose track of billions in funding

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8, 1 Comment

Bill would treat e-cigs the same as regular cigarettes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

 
CSU chancellor looks to increase graduation rates

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

 
NTSB: Systemic flaws in safety oversight of gas pipelines

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Catholic church in San Francisco to phase out altar girls

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14, 1 Comment

Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
‘Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
.

Opinion

 
 
.

Living

Community Calendar: Jan. 28, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History: Jan. 28, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Horoscope Jan. 28, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B6

 
We live close to my nephew but he chooses to remain distant

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B6

 
10 Things: 10 fresh takes on Super Bowl guacamole

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
.

Entertainment

Christina Aguilera to perform ahead of NBA All-Star Game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Common, John Legend to perform ‘Glory’ at Academy Awards

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Katie Holmes to guest on ‘Ray Donovan’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Sports

Falcon boys drop 69-61 SCAC loss to Bethel

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Local Report: Armijo boys roll past Napa 69-41

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1, 1 Comment

Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1, 1 Comment

 
Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in overtime

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Christina Aguilera to perform ahead of NBA All-Star Game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Super Bowl, Tiger make Phoenix center of sports universe

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Long after Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

The distinctive international flavor of Super Bowl Media Day

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Getting fired from New England led to Carroll’s reinvention

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Sharks in ‘dogfight’ to secure playoff berth

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Rio official says there’s ‘no plan B’ for Olympic sailing

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Golfer Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Tony Stewart returns with a swagger not seen in 2 years

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Shooters find not every basketball is same in college game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Patrick heads into 2015 in final season with team, sponsor

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Manfred hopeful of A’s getting new ballpark in Oakland

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
This date in sports history for Jan. 28, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
.

Business

US home price gains slow in November on weaker sales

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

 
FTC clears Albertsons’ purchase of Safeway

By The Associated Press | From Page: A14

.

Obituaries

Clarence E. Morgan

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Don Johnson

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 10 Comments

Dzhon Athanc

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Julia P. Tan

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Woodrow Allen Oakley

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Donald Wesley Johnson

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Joseph Phillip Raiff

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6